Owner and General Manager
While growing up in Wilmington, Keegan spent as much time as he could on his grandparent’s farm in Virginia. With a passion for agriculture from a young age and ample experience working on farms all over the state of North Carolina, Keegan graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Agriculture Technology and Management. Since his graduation in 2018, Keegan has been working tirelessly to make the Farm a reality, including studying agriculture practices outside of the classroom in Hawaii, on the coast of Africa, and across the US. When he is not on the Farm (which is rarely,) he can be found playing basketball or spending time with his family.
Originally from the Netherlands, working with plants has always been Hans’s passion. He studied horticulture at the Dutch College, Larenstein, where he specialized in plant propagation and went on to work in the Westland region of the Netherlands, nicknamed the ‘Glass City’ because of its many greenhouses for the region’s horticulture. After moving to North Carolina, Hans worked as head grower and production manager planning, scheduling, and growing crops such as Bedding Plants, Vegetable Plants, Ornamental Plants, Mums and Poinsettia’s. Hans has contributed to several articles in horticultural magazines and local newspapers and received an award for being one of the best head growers at the 2018 International Convention for Horticulture and Floriculture Cultivate in Columbus Ohio. Outside of work he enjoys bird watching, hiking with his wife, Leda, and visiting his daughter, Jacqueline, at UNCC in Charlotte.
Operations and Communications Manager
A native of Durham, North Carolina, Abbey Thompson is the Operations and Communications Manager at Eno River Farm. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College where she pursued a B.A. in Political Science, Abbey is a passionate student of Agriculture Policy. Her work has taken her across the country- including the US Senate where she researched for the 2018 Farm Bill- and to Europe where she studied energy policy and sustainable forestry in the Black Forest region of Germany. Abbey is an avid reader, tea enthusiast, and lover of National Parks.